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NYT - book recommendation - SAVING AMERICA’S CITIES: Ed Logue and the Struggle to Renew Urban America in the Suburban Age

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by Lizabeth Cohen. (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, $35.)
In the 1950s and 1960s Edward J. Logue had a glowing national reputation as a wizard redeveloper of American cities, but Cohen’s detailed study shows that along with his successes came many failures. “She has not only taken the measure of a complicated man, but also provided an incisive treatment of the entire urban-planning world in America in the last half of the 20th century,” Alan Ehrenhalt writes in his review. “Urban planning has become, especially in recent years, a highly polarized subject. … By avoiding the ideological poles and giving each side a fair hearing, Cohen, a professor of American studies at Harvard, has created a more enlightening book than has appeared on this topic in quite some time.”
 
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